The crazy thing about having the same carpet for 22 years is that when you get new carpet, it looks decidedly odd for awhile. But I suspect that those of you who have NOT spent years and years looking at my living room will more immediately see the great improvement that it is.
For comparison purposes, this first picture is one from a few years back, with different furniture. But it shows the green carpet and the yellow paint that we just replaced.
Then here’s the new paint, different furniture, but still the same old carpet.
And here’s the whole room all done, complete with the new paint and (hooray!) the new carpet!
It’s a much more neutral look than my yellow paint and green carpet, but I think it will be more pleasing to the average buyer, and (now that my eyes are getting used to it) it looks lovely and clean and serene to me as well.
As you can see, I couldn’t resist adding new throw pillows for just a little pop of color though! I love the orange for fall, and am thinking some cranberry red pillows would be a nice color for the Christmas season.
Did you spot my new floral chairs in the corner of the photo above? They were a $120 Craigslist find– truthfully a little crowded in the current space, but the living room in our new house is huge, and will fit the new furniture nicely.
What do you think of the chair rail painted white? A terrible thing to do to solid oak, according to my woodworker hubby, but I like the contrast it makes to the grey.